Retailers are bracing themselves for a rise in retail crime as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warned that the credit crunch will “wipe out” falling statistics recorded over the last year.
Retailers face increasing crime levels as the economic slowdown threatens to wipe out efforts made to reduce retail crime in the past year.
Body Shop has selected a system to help it achieve PCIDSS compliance across its global organisation.
John Lewis has gone live with a networked CCTV system at its Leicester Highcross store, which opened last week.
Discount retailer TK Maxx is to roll out a data-mining system to identify fraudulent activity and process errors.
Sainsbury’s logistics division is using a managed videoconferencing service in 10 UK locations to improve collaboration, cut travel costs and support corporate social responsibility.
Violent crime has never been higher up the agenda and shopworkers are on the front line. Charlotte Hardie asks what is being done to protect them from knife attacks
“We are plagued with a tidal wave of shoplifting. 50 per cent of the time it turns violent. Our store managers are physically attacked, spat at, assaulted – it’s out of control.”
Marks Spencer is to introduce a new IT security system at the point of sale (PoS).
Croydon in south London has been named the worst place for fashion fraud, suffering the highest amount of stock loss or shrinkage caused by theft.
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Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Retail Week Conferences and Retail Solutions have joined forces to present the retail industry with a unique platform providing extensive learning and networking opportunities.
Retail Solutions allows retail technology professionals to meet and hear the UK’s leading retailers. The focus this year is on staying ahead with sustainable retailing
A reduction in plastic bags is an environmental victory but, by encouraging shoppers to use their own carriers, retailers increase the risk of shoplifting. Charlotte Dennis-Jones reports
Financial services firms have tended to be ahead of the curve when it comes to deploying new technology, because their businesses rely and benefit so much from it.
Somerfield is piloting a mobile scanning system from Datalogic Scanning with a view to rolling it out at its convenience-led stores.
Staples has rolled out an audit system on mobile phones to all of its loss-prevention officers.
Boots is on a mission to reduce shrinkage to new lows with integrated security systems. Head of loss prevention Robert Jennings talks Joanna Perry through the project
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